Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has assured students of the Anambra State Polytechnic, Mgbakwu, Awka North Local Government Area that efforts were on to upgrade the institution to an enviable height.
He said his administration was committed to repositioning tertiary education system in the state.
Speaking during the third matriculation of the institution, Obiano said government had invited the National Board for Tertiary Education (NBTE) to ensure all the needed accreditations were achieved for the institution.
Represented by the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Prof Theresa Obiekezie, the governor promised to pay more attention to the infrastructural development of the institution.
He said efforts were on to complete the road leading to the polytechnic to open up the entire area.
The governor further warned the students to shun cultism and other social vices.
Speaking at the event, the institution’s Rector, Dr Nneka Mefoh, urged the freshers to embrace good principles and moral conduct throughout their stay to be found worthy both in character and learning.
Mefoh expressed optimism that the challenges confronting the institution would be addressed for the overall interest of the students.
Also speaking, Chairman, Governing Council of the school, Prof. Prosper Omaliko praised Obiano’s foresight in upgrading the former College of Agriculture to a polytechnic of high repute.
A total of 115 took the oath of allegiance administered by the Registrar of the institution, Dr. Samuel Nnanna.